Practice Management Feature Archive

Navigating Social Media Issues in Medical Practice: An Expert Interview

Navigating Social Media Issues in Medical Practice: An Expert Interview

Issues that affect employees in all industries are compounded by a unique set of additional concerns that affect employees of medical practices.

The Open Access Debate: Should Patients Freely Access Research?

The Open Access Debate: Should Patients Freely Access Research?

Patients and their families are advocating for their right to access the latest medical research papers to help find potential treatments and understand health conditions.

Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Should Physicians Treat Family and Friends? Three Experts Weigh In

Several notable medical societies have issued ethical statements discouraging physicians from treating family members and friends.

The Little Guy vs Big Data: Is ICD-10 Coding Still Valuable in Health Care?

The Little Guy vs Big Data: Is ICD-10 Coding Still Valuable in Health Care?

While ICD-10-CM may be an improvement on an old process, big data is the revolution that has the potential to change health care forever.

Navigating the Waters of Medical Malpractice and Defensive Medicine

Navigating the Waters of Medical Malpractice and Defensive Medicine

Malpractice liability reform would best be analyzed on a specialty-by-specialty basis.

Call for Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures in Manuscripts

Call for Conflict-of-Interest Disclosures in Manuscripts

Conflict-of-interest statements should be included in medical journals in order to enhance transparency.

Applying Conscious vs Unconscious Thinking in Your Medical Practice

Applying Conscious vs Unconscious Thinking in Your Medical Practice

This clinician discusses the application of conscious vs unconscious thinking in a medical practice.

Defensive Medicine: Where Do We Draw the Line?

Defensive Medicine: Where Do We Draw the Line?

The scourge of defensive medicine — the practice of recommending tests or treatments for the purpose of avoiding or mitigating litigation — is discussed in this opinion piece.

Buying a Practice? Here's What You Should Know

Buying a Practice? Here's What You Should Know

Physicians must remember that they will be a business owner in addition to being a health care provider.

The Current State of Medical Malpractice

The Current State of Medical Malpractice

Many in the medical field are wondering whether now may be the right time for medical malpractice reform.

Evaluating Accountable Care Organization Cost Savings: Is It Worth It?

Evaluating Accountable Care Organization Cost Savings: Is It Worth It?

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are increasingly taking responsibility for health care management, record-keeping, and payment.

Challenges of Medical Liability Reform

Challenges of Medical Liability Reform

A hostile medical litigation climate is one of the major problems with the existing malpractice insurance system, driving significant losses of access to quality health care.

Concerns Arise Over Reporting of Negative Clinical Trial Data

Concerns Arise Over Reporting of Negative Clinical Trial Data

The main objection to nonreporting of negative results is that it contributes to a body of knowledge that is at best, incomplete, and at worst, wrong.

Q&A: Strategies for Transitioning Pediatric Patients to Adult Care

Q&A: Strategies for Transitioning Pediatric Patients to Adult Care

The transition process can be challenging for patients and families, requiring a great deal of preplanning by providers.

Medical Device Approval and Safety: Raising Our Standards

Medical Device Approval and Safety: Raising Our Standards

The large number of recalls of medical devices has pointed to a need for more active monitoring of product performance from the standpoints of both safety and efficacy.

Opting Out of Medicare: A Physician's Perspective

Opting Out of Medicare: A Physician's Perspective

Katherine A. Roberts, MD, FACE, ECNU, discusses her choice to opt out of Medicare and offers advice to physicians considering doing the same.

Expert Q&A: How to Maximize Revenues and Prepare for Payor Changes

Expert Q&A: How to Maximize Revenues and Prepare for Payor Changes

Keeping abreast of changing payment models and regulations is key to maximizing your practice's finances.

HIPAA Compliance: Should You Encrypt Patient Health Information?

HIPAA Compliance: Should You Encrypt Patient Health Information?

HIPAA doesn't require providers to encrypt devices or electronic information, but one could say it is strongly encouraged.

Axon Registry Aims to Improve Outcomes for Patients, Physicians

Axon Registry Aims to Improve Outcomes for Patients, Physicians

The registry is a centralized data collection system that analyzes data on quality of care and patient outcomes.

Neurology On the Hill: Q&A with AAN President Terrence Cascino, MD, FAAN

Neurology On the Hill: Q&A with AAN President Terrence Cascino, MD, FAAN

Hundreds of neurologists advocate for Congress to support the Telestroke FAST Act and the BRAIN Initiative.

ICD-10 Is Here: Are You Ready?

ICD-10 Is Here: Are You Ready?

Our sister site MPR has partnered with ICD-10 Charts to offer a free interactive ICD-9 conversion tool and reference charts that cover the most commonly used codes by therapeutic area.

The Argument Against ICD-10 Implementation

The Argument Against ICD-10 Implementation

Steven Croft, MD, lays down his reasons why ICD-10 will do more bad than good for physician and patient communities.

Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Physicians

Last-Minute Gift Ideas for Physicians

Tech may be at the top of every doctor's wish list, but there's even something here for traditionalists.

Incorporating Wellness Interventions in Your Practice

Incorporating Wellness Interventions in Your Practice

Emphasizing the importance of exercise, good nutrition and meditation as treatment adjuncts can benefit patient outcomes.

DSM-5 Update: What You Need to Know

DSM-5 Update: What You Need to Know

The revision to the diagnostic manual does away with the complex 
multiaxial organization in favor of a simpler chapter order of disorders.

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